Demongeot in 1960
29 September 1935
||Marc Simenon (1968–1999; his death)
Marie-Hélène Demongeot, known as Mylène Demongeot (born 29 September 1935, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes) is a French actress with a career spanning six decades. She has appeared in 72 films since 1953.
Demongeot gained fame and adulation for her portrayal of Abigail Williams in the Franco-East German production The Crucible (1957), for which she was nominated for BAFTA Awards for Most Promising Newcomer to Film. The blonde actress has performed in adventures like Vengeance of the Three Musketeers (1961) as Milady de Winter and in comedies like Fantômas (1964) directed by André Hunebelle.
In the US, she co-starred with David Niven in Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse (1958). She was also nominated for César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) and La Californie (2006).
Demongeot was born in Nice, Southern France. She was married to director Marc Simenon from 1968 until his death in 1999.
- ^ Profile, bfi.org.uk; accessed 23 December 2014.
- ^ Extrait de naissance 2317/1935 (source : Les Gens du Cinéma) — Dans ses mémoires, Mylène Demongeot précise elle-même son jour de naissance, soit le 29 septembre.
- Demongeot, Mylène (September 2001). Tiroirs secrets. Paris: Le Pré aux Clercs. ISBN 2-84228-131-4.